Jil Sander and Arc’teryx has announced their first joint project. Jil Sander Creative Directors, Lucie and Luke Meier, chose Arc’teryx for their 30-year commitment to craftsmanship, product integrity, and functionality, to authentic performance and innovation. Focused on skiing, snowboarding, and mountain sports, the collection consists of three jackets - one unisex, one for women, and one for men, a pair of bibbed trousers and a one-piece suit, both unisex.
Lucie and Luke Meier have designed new volumes and shapes and, with the engineering of the Arc’teryx team, have optimised the garments for function and construction. The collection features waterproof and breathable 3L Gore-text Pro fabric accented with overlays of supple weatherproof leather. The interiors of the garments show the lines drawn by Arc’teryx’s signature ergonomic patterning and micro-seam tape construction, highlighting the meticulous, specializsd build.
The 3 solid colours of the collection underline the found synthesis between purpose and design: white, black, and a blue-grey reminiscent of the depth of glaciers.
“We both grew up spending time in the mountains enjoying winter sports but we could never find garments that balanced high performance with high aesthetic quality. Eventually, with Arc’teryx, a company we have always admired for their rigour and commitment to research, we had the chance to design them”, say Lucie and Luke Meier.
Complementing the brand’s main collection, Jil Sander+ seasonally adds to the Jil Sander world a series of products made for life in nature, for both men and women; often unisex. The Jil Sander+ collections blend the sense of luxury, comfort, and design of Jil Sander with honest, authentic items.
The collection will be available online at jilsander.com, arcteryx.com, ssense.com as well as Jil Sander and Arc’teryx stores and at select retailers worldwide.
TheChicGeek says, "Arc’teryx is probably a stronger brand than Jil Sander these days. The Canadian outdoor company specialising in technical high-performance apparel has grown to be one of the biggest and most desirable outerwear companies. This is a great partner for Jil Sander, though the shapes, apart from the jackets, are quite restrictive to the slopes."
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